The aim of this project will be to build a prototype sensor package suitable for monitoring concentrations of sulphur dioxide (SO2) and particulate matter in volcanic plumes, to be mounted on an Unoccupied Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platform. The project will focus on the design and assembly of the sensor package and will give particular consideration to how the sensor package should be configured in order to minimise particulate sampling biases resulting from the motion of the UAV. This aspect of the design is crucial to the interpretation of UAV measurements, and the understanding of plume dispersal.
STFC Capabilities used
Nov 2020 – Sep 2021